Saturday, April 19, 2008

great seats... on TV.... craziness

I can already tell this is going to be a theme this year.  I have to admit, I am not used to having the schedule that comes with working every Cubs game yet. This is the second homestand and between working and going to every game, work projects of random photo shoots and still working on my coffee table book idea... this week has been exhausting.  But a BLAST.  I just thought I would share this.  My buddy Jeremy, who watches every Cubs game from Alabama posted a video of me at the game the other day.  I was lucky enough to score EXCELLENT seats that were in section 15, row 5 right behind the Cubs on deck circle... I sat down in the 4th inning and instantly got three text messages saying I was on TV.  Check it out here:



More pictures coming soon from this homestand. Say hello when you get the chance.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Baseball filled days...

This past week has been quite event filled and it is only half over.  This time of year, when the weather turns warm and baseball is back in the neighborhood, friends come out of hibernation and fun is everywhere.  Tuesday provided me with the chance to do something I have always wanted to check out.  Living in the Windy City has many many benefits.  One of which is the fact that we have two major league baseball teams and only a couple times a year, they actually play in town on the same day.  My good friend Andy and his beautiful wife Bridget called Monday and offered up a ticket for the Tuesday afternoon White Sox game at US Cellular Field.  With the promise of close to 60 degree weather and sunshine, not to mention excellent conversation... I was in.  My old roommate Jim McArdle who is embarking on a fantastic summer as he writes his first novel about the 2008 Chicago Cubs joined in as well.  We hopped on the Red Line and 45 minutes later were sitting in the outfield, eating a polish sausage and enjoying the game.  

Later that evening, after taking care of my rooftop photography duties on the northside, I joined my friend Chris Karnak (of "Chasing October" fame) inside Wrigley for the second game of the day.  Two baseball games, two sides of town, one day!  Not only that, but the Cubs played amazing and I finished out the day with drinks at Trace with some friends.  To cap off the perfect baseball day and welcome to summer in Chicago, as I was walking the short distance back to my apartment around Wrigley, Lou Pinella, the manager of the Cubs was leaving the ballpark and I got a quick picture with him.  Random, but the perfect end to a baseball day... 

Not the best photo... but hey, it works right.  Today I did a photo shoot for three new homes, each valued at over a million dollars.  Also my friend Dave was on "THE BIG IDEA" on CNBC... so look for stories on those soon, million dollar dreaming will be the title there.  In the meantime, I am done for the day.  Enjoy.  And say hello... thank you to everyone who has offered up feedback lately on my new website!  It is a HUGE help.

Monday, April 14, 2008

New Website, New Blog, bring on the future...

Hey everybody-  If you are viewing this blog... that means that my new website is working and that you have explored around my site enough to find my little ramblings on the web.  In the past I have tried to do some blogs, never with much success... but I am hoping to keep up on this, to add some new photos and stories from recent projects and shoots.  Your feedback will be the key to keeping me going... so let me know what you think, what you would like to see, etc.  

For my first post with the new website... here is a little video nugget of the the beautiful Jacky Dustin, lead singer of Chicago's very own The August, one of my favorite bands over the past couple years.  I have done a great deal of photography  with them... from promo shots to live concert shots and they never disappoint.  Here is a collection of my photography along with audio (from WGN RADIO) captured April 2nd as Jacky sang the National Anthem at Wrigley Field.  Check it out!


If you want to hear more of The August... check them out online at: http://www.myspace.com/theaugustmusic

Say hello... I look forward to hearing from you and what you think of the new website!

Will